We create value through materials based on the mixing technology, to enrich society, people and the environment.
Our head office is located in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan and the company has over 50 years of history as a leading company in the rubber compounding business in Japan. Rubber compounds are mainly used as a raw material for the applications in the automotive, construction, home appliance, semi-conductor industries, amongst others.
Following the shift of automotive production from Japan to Asian countries in the 1990s, we have established 3 plants in China, 1 plant in Thailand and 1 plant in Indonesia. In addition to them, we have recently started a plant in Mexico to expand the business to the American market. What makes us a unique rubber compounding company is our investments in R&D. Thanks to it, we can provide our clients with a broad range of technically-tailor-made services satisfying their requirement.
Established Hokkaido Rubber Processing Co., Ltd. with a capital of 10 million yen.
Company name changed to Nichigo Rubber Processing Co., Ltd.
Capital increased to 50 million yen
Completed Tokyo Plant in Mitsukaido (currently Joso), Ibaraki.
Completed a new plant in Yokkaichi
Capital increased to 150 million yen.
Completed Shiga Plant at Biwa-Cho, (currently Nagahama),Shiga
Completed Technical Division building at Yokkaichi Plant.
Capital increased to 300 million yen.
Company name changed to Elastomix Co., Ltd.
Capital increased to 400 million yen.
Completed Okayama Plant at Ochiai-Cho, Okayama
Capital increased to 415 million yen.
Invested in Tianjin Kuo Cheng Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. of China
Obtained ISO9002 certification
Established Elastomix (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
Obtained ISO14001 certification
Invested in Fuzhou Kuo Tai Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. of China
Obtained ISO9001 certification
Head Office relocated to Yokkaichi, Mie
Started production of CMP (Chemical Mechanical Planarization) pads.
Increased share in Fuzhou Kuo Tai Rubber Industry Co.,Ltd.of China.
Opened Kyushu Liaison Office in Tosu, Saga
Established Elastomix (Foshan) Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou Province, China
Commencement of Elastomix (Foshan) Co., Ltd. Commercial Operation
Increased share in Tianjin Kuo Chebg Rubber Industry Co.,Ltd.of China.
Tokyo Sales Office relocated to Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
Increased share in Elastomix (Thailand) Co.,Ltd..
Established PT. Elastomix(Indonesia) in Indonesia
Established Elastomix Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico
Standard Masterbatch (based on NBR, EPT and CR)
High-value added carbon Masterbatch “Emxeed®” (based on NBR, NBR composite material and IIR)
Customized Masterbatch (based on clients’ requirements)
Technical Services including formulation and/or modification of compounds recipe, proposal of composites replacement and etc.
Mainly automotive parts
It is quite difficult to process fresh rubbers (such as natural rubber and synthetic rubbers) in forming, injection or extrusion. So, the compounding process is indispensable to make rubbers easy to use. Therefore, our products are used in any industry where rubber is needed.
Elastomix is a leading company in the rubber compounding business.
The rubber compounding industry consists of 2 types of businesses. One is in-house compounding in case that the parts manufacturers have facilities of rubber compounding for their captive use. Another is outsourcing compounding in case that the parts manufacturers don’t have any facilities of rubber compounding. We are in the latter business and the leading company in Japan.
Locations in Japan
Head Office (including R&D): Yokkaichi, Mie
Tokyo Office: Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Sales Office: Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nagoya Sales Office: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
Osaka Sales Office: Chuo-ku, Osaka
Tokyo Plant: Joso, Ibaraki
Yokkaichi Plant: Yokkaichi, Mie
Shiga Plant: Nagahama, Shiga
Locations in overseas
Thailand, Indonesia, China (Foshan, Tianjin and Fuzhou) and Mexico
We have 3 sales offices and 3 plants in Japan and therefore, we can supply our products from the nearest plant to our client’s location.
Furthermore, we have over 50 years history of rubber compounds production, which have brought us sophisticated and quality-oriented technologies, a wide range of knowledge in raw materials and a compound formulation and reliability from our clients.
Since such technologies and knowledge have been transferred to our overseas subsidiaries, they can provide clients with the equivalent products in quality to the ones made in Japan.
Sales turnover (only Japan): 15 billion Japanese Yen (as of end of March, 2017)
Company Goals & Objectives
In the short term, we are going to keep our operation in Mexico on truck as early as possible.
Towards 2020, we are aiming to achieve a 20% increase of consolidated profit compared to 2016. The geographical shift of automotive production is still ongoing and the production in the emerging countries like China and India will keep increasing. Under such forecast, our Japanese clients may spread their businesses into the countries with the establishment of new production sites. Following our clients’ strategies, we want to support their businesses for success. We believe that such support would also lead our growth.
President and director: Mr. Kazushi Abe
Auditor: Mr. Tomoaki Iwabuchi
Officer: Mr. Koichi Hashimoto (in charge of Sales)
Officer: Mr. Tomohiro Fujiya (in charge of Planning and Management)
Approximately 280 in Japan
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